Conflict Resolution

Social Concerns
Supporters of President Donald Trump storm into the U.S. Capitol in Washington after clashing with police to protest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by Congress on Jan. 6. Photo by Shannon Stapleton, REUTERS.

Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists

Church members both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that forced its way into the Capitol.
Social Concerns
A pedestrian passes one of The United Methodist Church’s billboards calling for peace in the community of Abobo, Côte d’Ivoire. The United Methodist Church and its partners organized a communication campaign asking that the population and the authorities show restraint during the electoral period. The caravan crisscrossed several towns and hamlets in Côte d’Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Amid post-election crisis, Côte d’Ivoire church calls for peace

The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire works to ease tensions amid protests and unrest after the country’s presidential election.
Local Church
Glide Memorial Methodist Church in San Francisco is leaving The United Methodist Church under a multimillion dollar legal settlement, but retaining its building. Photo by Rob Alain, courtesy of Glide Memorial Methodist Church.

Legal settlement means Glide leaves denomination

The United Methodist California-Nevada Conference will retain control of a $4.5 million trust fund established by Lizzie Glide in 1929.
Social Concerns
A United Methodist women’s choir sings during a consultation on peace and Christian unity in Uvira, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodist women determined to restore peace in Kivu

At consultations in Bukavu and Uvira, women seek solutions to years of conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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